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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70%
Gordon Smith 19%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 6%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 90%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 86%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 28%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 46%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 6%
Craig Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 6%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 6%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 96%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
George Voinovich 19%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
James Walsh 36%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 96%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 6%
Gerald Weller 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
Robert Wexler 96%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
Heather Wilson 16%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 20%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 91%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 22%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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